Responsible Business Week debate at GCU London

09 April 2014

Responsible Business Week at GCU London

Responsible Business Week at GCU London

GCU London hosted a discussion on the role of universities in nurturing future leaders, innovation and economic competitiveness, as part of Business in the Community’s ‘Responsible Business Week’.

Glasgow School for Business and Society Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor John Wilson was joined by John Gill, Editor of Times Higher Education; Rt. Hon. Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills; Dr Allyson Reed, Director Corporate Relations, Warwick University; and James Robey, Group CR and Sustainability Director of Capgemini  to discuss the current state of the university sector and its social and economic impact.

The discussion focused on how the UK can support the relationship between businesses and universities, the role of universities as a vital source of future leaders, how universities engage locally and globally, and the importance of working in partnership.

Professor Wilson told delegates that responsible business is critical in higher education and to the development of future leaders, and that GCU’s commitment to that ethos is reflected in its role as a champion of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education and as an active member of Business in the Community.

Professor Wilson said: “The event held at GCU London for Responsible Business Week was a  prestigious one for the University to host. The event was well attended, with business and universities being represented and was also an excellent opportunity for the students of GCU London to hear first-hand the views of the panel members.”

GCU’s next project with Business in the Community will see the University work with schools in Glasgow and London.